MAC Conference Recap (11/16/21)

George Mason's Alex Madrigal (Photo courtesy of GMU athletics)

Buffalo: The Bulls continued their season by hosting ACC's Pittsburgh at Alumni Area where they dropped a 21-12 matchup. Although the Bulls came up short, Ben Freeman (141), John Arceri (149), Pete Acciardi (184), and Sam Mitchell (197) had electric wins, bringing fans to their feet. On Sunday, the Bulls competed in the Journeymen Classic, where they crowned four first-place finishers: Tristan Daugherty (125), John Arceri (149), Noah Grover (165), and Toby Cahill (HWT). Additional place-finishers included: Jay Nivison (2nd), Ben Freeman (3rd), Jake Lanning (3rd), Fabrio Preka (3rd), Sam Mitchell (3rd), Ty Rainers (3rd), Marcus Petite (4th), Giuseppe Hoose (4th), and Tommy Maddox (5th).

Buffalo will host Michigan at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 21st at Alumni Arena.

Clarion: The Golden Eagles traveled to the Davidson Quad Duals where they captured two out of three dual wins. Clarion dropped their first match against #19 ranked Rutgers 27-10, before coming out on top for the following two matchups against Chattanooga 22-16 and Davidson 29-12. Notable wins were posted by Trevor Elfin (157), Cameron Pipe (165), John Worthing (174), and Greg Bulsak (197). John Worthing went 3-0 on the day, defeating #7 ranked Jackson Turley of Rutgers (12-6), Carial Tarter of Chattanooga (4-2), and Steven Newell of Davidson (Fall 2:43).

Clarion will wrestle in the Shorty Hitchcock Open on Saturday, November 20th.

Cleveland State: The Vikings dropped a hard fought loss against Purdue in their home opener on Sunday 39-7. Two wrestlers proved their dominance amongst the defeat. Marcus Robinson (149) defeated Trey Kruse 18-6 and DeAndre Nassar (184) upset then-#21 Max Lyon 2-1.

The Vikings will wrestle at the Navy Classic on Saturday, November 20th in Annapolis, Maryland.

Edinboro: The Fighting Scots fell short against Pittsburgh 28-20 on Saturday night in the McComb Fieldhouse. Although the Fighting Scots came up shy of the Panthers, four wrestlers had huge wins: Gabe Willochell (141), Ryan Burgos (149), Ethan Ducca (184), and Cody Mulligan (197). Gabe Willochel defeated Ryan Michaels by fall (6:12), Ryan Burgos defeated Dan Mancini by fall (4:58), Ethan Ducca defeated James Lledo 6-3, and Cody Mulligan defeated Geoff by TF (20-5).

Edinboro will be back in action on Saturday, November 20th in Annapolis, Maryland.

George Mason: The Patriots captured two out of three dual wins in the Patriot Duals on Saturday. George Mason defeated Bellarmine 36-3, fell short to Bucknell 26-6, and ended the duals on a high note by capturing the last bout to Averett 31-6. Two Patriots went 3-0; Alex Madrigal (149) and Jon List (197). Alex Madrigal was victorious over Mitch Collica of Bellarmine 16-0, Noah Levett of Bucknell 11-4, and Gabe LaVey of Averett 16-1. Jon List defeated Charlie Cadell of Bellarmine 10-0, Mason McCready of Bucknell 10-4, and Billy Baldwin of Averett 12-3. At the Journeymen Classic, George Mason had four redshirts compete and bring home hardware: Higley (1st), Pierce (2nd), DuVall (2nd), and Rapuano (3rd).

The Patriots will wrestle American University on Thursday, November 18th in Washington, D.C.

Rider: The Broncs wrestled their second match in Alumni Gym this season against a tough competitor in Northern Illinois. Rider came out victorious with a 20-14 win over the Huskies. Six Broncs defeated their opponents in a demanding fashion: Tyler Klinsky (125), #29 Richie Koehler (133), #23 Quinn Kinner (141), Cole McComas (149), #29 Matt Correnti (197), and David Szuba (HWT). All six wrestlers from Rider earned their first wins of the season. At the Bearcat Open, Ethan Laird claimed the top spot at HWT.

The Broncs will return to competition this Sunday, November 21st, where they will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Keystone Classic.

Kent State: The Golden Flashes had a strong showing this weekend as they left the Mountaineer Invite hosted by Appalachian State with eight place winners. Jake Ferri (125) captured the 4th place spot on the podium by opening his tournament with a tech fall. Louis Newell (141) earned a pair of wins by decision to capture 4th place. Kody Komara (149) finished 6th place, with a 6-1 win over Brandon Bright of Gardner-Webb. Enrique Munguia (157) dropped a tough first bout, but was victorious throughout the consolation bracket, battling back to earn 5th place. Brady Chrisman (165) captured the 6th place spot on the podium, with a noteworthy win over Bryson Neace of Duke 3-2. Michael Ferree (174) pioneered the Golden Flashes by placing 2nd, losing to the Champion, Matt Finesilver of Duke. Colin McCracken (184) finished 3rd place for the Golden Flashes, splitting his matches on the day. Lastly, Jacob Cover (HWT) placed 5th on the podium for Kent State.

The Golden Flashes will wrestle on Saturday, November 20th at the Navy Classic.


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